Open Air Drug Markets

936 Words Oct 7th, 2014 4 Pages
Matthew Lawrence
Professor Terry
CJBA 110 Fall 2014
07 October 2014 Open air drug markets will surely increase the crime rate in New York City. Although open-air markets represent the lowest level of drug distribution, it can still be extremely harmful to the communities that are affected by it. The selling and distribution of drugs, such as heroin should continue to remain illegal. Many other factors will also contribute to the dangers of an open drug market. There are a variety of number of solutions to each of the potential dangers that an open drug market has. The sale of drugs on the streets of New York City will cause several problems in the community. A public marketplace where merchandise, such as drugs are sold is commonly referred to as an Open-air drug market. These drug markets generally operate in geographically modern areas at specific times so buyers and sellers can locate one another easily. An assortment of different drugs can be sold at these markets, such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and crack. The use of illegal drugs is often associated with murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, and many other serious crimes. The most common of these drugs to be sold and used by buyers is Heroin. Heroin is a highly addictive drug that can disrupt the nervous system and can have many harmful effects, such as damage to the heart, brain, liver or lungs, and even death. The abundance of heroin importing and exporting New York City has risen to the highest levels in…
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